Cycling in Tucson and Pima County

Cycling in Tucson and Pima County


Whether you're training for competition or looking to take on some serious mountain bike trails or simply seek to cruise along leisurely, Tucson is perfect for people who prefer to see the world on two wheels.

Amazing opportunities for both mountain biking and road riding are around every corner and with hundreds of miles of trails and bike routes, riders of all levels can easily get their fix. And if you'd like a more customized cycling experience, check out the options for cycling day trips.

Everyone likes to get on The Loop, a 131-mile car-free network of multi-use trails and paved paths that spans the metro Tucson area, allowing cyclists, pedestrians, joggers and equestrians an opportunity to exercise, commute, and enjoy the beautiful Sonoran Desert. The city's TUGO bike share program makes it easier than ever for both visitors and locals to cruise around the city. Plus, the city's famously sunny and dry weather means just about any time is right for a ride. It's no wonder Tucson is consistently ranked as one of the top U.S cycling cities.

Wait, did we mention Tucson is also a Silver Level Ride Center of IMBA?

When to go

With Tucson's famously sunny and dry weather, just about any time is right for a ride. This is one destination you can visit year round for a cycling vacation.

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What's happening


Sightseeing and leisure rides

Beginner Mountain Bike Rides

Intermediate Mountain Bike Rides

Advanced Mountain Bike Rides

Where to stay

Where to eat and drink

Bike Stores and rentals

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IMBA Ride Center

Advocacy Groups

Events, key attractions and other points of interest

As the first city to earn the designation of World City of Gastronomy by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Tucson has many things to see, to do and to admire.

Firstly there's the beauty of the Sonoran Desert that has stunned thousands of tourists before you. It’s not surprising to know many visitors come to Tucson just because of the giant cactuses up to 40 feet tall! Off the beaten path, in the winter, you can enjoy a hike in the valley, then drive up to Mt Lemmon and enjoy the slopes with some snow skiing. Plus, with a serious visual art scene and appealing galleries and museums, Tucson will serve you a multicultural heritage feast too.

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